TIMELINE


THE ARTS


    1930

  • "The Maltese Falcon," book by Dashiell Hammett
  • "Cimarron," book by Edna Ferber
  • "American Gothic," painting by Grant Wood
  • "All Quiet on the Western Front," film
  • "Georgia on My Mind," song
  • "I Got Rhythm," song
  • "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," song

    1931

  • "The Good Earth," book by Pearl S. Buck
  • "Frankenstein," film starring Boris Karloff
  • "Minnie the Moocher," sung by Cab Calloway
  • "Goodnight, Sweetheart," sung by Rudy Vallee

    1932

  • "Tobacco Road," by Erskine Caldwell
  • "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley
  • "A Farewell to Arms," starring Gary Cooper
  • "Shanghai Express," starring Marlene Dietrich
  • Johnny Weissmuller appears in his first "Tarzan" film
  • Shirley Temple debuts in "Red-Haired Alibi"
  • "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" sung by Bing Crosby
  • "April in Paris," song

    1933

  • "King Kong," starring Faye Wray
  • "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," film
  • "Little Women," starring Katharine Hepburn
  • "She Done Him Wrong," starring Mae West
  • "Stormy Weather," sung by Lena Horne
  • "Easter Parade," song
  • "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" song

    1934

  • "Good-Bye Mr. Chips," book by James Hilton
  • "The Thin Man," film
  • "It Happened One Night," film directed by Frank Capra
  • "Of Human Bondage," film starring Leslie Howard
  • "Anything Goes," written and sung by Cole Porter

    1935

  • "Life with Father," book by Clarence Day
  • "Tortilla Flat," book by John Steinbeck
  • "Anna Karenina," film starring Greta Garbo
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty," film starring Clark Gable, Charles Laughton
  • "Begin the Beguine," song
  • "Just One of Those Things," song

    1936

  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People," book by Dale Carnegie
  • "Gone With the Wind," book by Margaret Mitchell
  • "Modern Times," film starring Charlie Chaplin
  • "San Francisco," film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy
  • "Intermezzo," film starring Ingrid Bergman
  • "I'm an Old Cowhand (from the Rio Grande)," song
  • "Pennies from Heaven," song

    1937

  • "Of Mice and Men," book by John Steinbeck
  • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," film by Walt Disney
  • "The Lady is a Tramp," song
  • "Whistle While You Work," sung by the Seven Dwarfs

    1938

  • "The Yearling," book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • "Our Town," drama by Thornton Wilder
  • "Pygmalion," film starring Leslie Howard
  • "A Tisket, A Tasket," song
  • "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," song

    1939

  • "The Grapes of Wrath," book by John Steinbeck
  • "Captain Horatio Hornblower," book by C.S. Forester
  • "Gone With The Wind," film starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
  • "The Wizard of Oz," film starring Judy Garland
  • "Stagecoach," film starring John Wayne, directed by John Ford
  • "God Bless America," words and music by Irving Berlin
  • "Roll out the Barrel," British war song
  • "Over the Rainbow," sung by Judy Garland

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